European Training exploring Learning Centred Learning and Circus!
Places available on two EXPENSES PAID trainings for CircusWorks members:
13-17 September 2019
Gschwend – Germany
9-13 March 2020 Toulouse – France
LCL method as a tool to develop technical circus skills
LCL includes methods of teaching that shifts the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student, focusing on skills and practices that enable lifelong learning and independent problem solving. The European LCL project assumes that circus promotes empowerment, participation and active citizenship and wants to analyse “The role of the trainer in the use of circus as a means of working with youth in different countries in Europe”. As part of the project, there will be exchanges, which aim to explore the potential of experiential learning methodologies in developing technical progression in circus disciplines, without losing the approach centred on the growth of the participants.
Objectives Participants will explore the following:
- LCL as a method for empowerment in technical circus skills
- Sharing good practices and methodologies
- Developing his/her own teaching methodology
- Using LCL in multidisciplinary practices
- Self-evaluating and rationalising his/her own circus pedagogy
The LCL Exchange takes place over 5 days. It will encourage participants to:
- Present and use the LCL methodology
- Share and reflect on good circus teaching practices
- Before and after: get inspired by materials on the methodology shared before the exchange; and after the exchange collect feedback and reflections.
Target Group: Entry conditions for participants The exchange is aimed at people fitting the following criteria:
- Experienced Circus teachers, with multidisciplinary competencies
- An interest in LCL idea and methods
- An interest in exchanging good practice and developing his/her own methods of teaching
- Ability to share the outcome contents in his/her national context
- Ability to communicate in English and over 18
The exchanges will take place twice in two different locations. It’s only possible to participate once. The national umbrella will decide which one you’ll attend. All costs- travel, food and accommodation are covered by the project. For each exchange there will be a maximum of 16 participants.
Outcomes for participants
During and after the exchange the facilitators will produce a “report/handbook” covering the reflections, activities and methods, which will come out of the exchange. A dedicated website will be created to gather and share all material. The results of this process will be disseminated through multiplier events in different countries. It’s also important that participants share the outcomes locally and nationally on their return.
BAG, DE (Leader); NuorisoSirkusliitto,FI; CircusCentrum, BE; FFEC, FR; CircusWorks, UK; Circomundo, NL; G&D/CircoSfera, IT; FEECSE, ES; Cirku¬sko Pedagogico, SLO; Miasto Projekt, PL; ECCDV, EST
Applications open to UK CircusWorks members- click here to join. If you live outside the UK contact your country’s umbrella organisation.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Gschwend: 31st May 2019 APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
Toulouse: 31st October 2019 APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED